Greenville Splash Masters

September-October News Splash

Open Water Enthusiasts

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Swim Meet Competitors

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Greenville Splash Loves Summer Swimming

Greenville Splash swimmers are continuing to enjoy a healthy lifestyle by swimming through the summer months. Workouts are well attended with swimmers enjoying a great workout by avoiding the summer heat and swimming in cool water.

Greenville Splash has enjoyed many group practice swims at Lake Jocassee this summer. Our turnouts have been gaining in numbers. We are up to 30 swimmers joining us for this beautiful outdoor experience. It has been fun to see new swimmers experiencing the adventure of the open water. We thank you to all of our volunteer kayakers this summer. Our swimmers have been rocking the triathlon world and having fun at the Growler swim meet. This meet was so much fun. The team swam fast and then headed straight to the beach at Sullivan's Island. Make sure to put this meet on your schedule next year.

Swimming in the summer is a natural part of our lifestyle. Help us make that come true for children in our community by participating in the Upstate Splash. We have 30 spots left so register today. The proceeds from our events will provide swim lessons to those in need.

The Olympics have inspired us all, come join us for a workout with Greenville Splash! Check out the calendar section of the website or facebook for more information. We always welcome all swimmers to any of our workouts, events and socials. Join the fun!

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Upstate Splash Charity
Upstate Splash Open Water Swim - September 17th, Lake Jocassee (only 200 swimmers)

Greenville Splash Hosts the Second Annual Upstate Splash Charity Swim

Upstate Splash 2nd Annual Charity Open Water Swim

Saturday, Sep. 17th, 9am

Buckeye Drive

Salem, SC

Come visit with your swim friends, listen to live music (local musicians Charles Hedgepath & Darby Wilcox), and swim for a Cause! Our event helps to provide swim lessons for those in need. Event starts at the Devil's Fork State Park Pavillion.
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Please support all our Upstate Splash sponsors

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Upcoming Events

Sept 10

11th Annual Steve Barden Memorial Masters Swim Meet, Asheville, NC

Click here to register

Sept 17

Greenville Splash Hosts the Upstate Splash 2nd Annual Charity Open Water Swim at Lake Jocassee.

Less than 30 spots left!

Thank you to our swimmers and volunteers that have registered already! We plan to get a team picture after the event. Event starts at 9:00 am with check in starting at 7:45 am. (Please car pool)

Sept 22-25

USMS Convention, Atlanta, Georgia

Sept 25

Swim Around Charleston Open Water Swim

For more info:

Oct. 8

Swim the Suck Tennessee River Gorge 10 Mile Swim

Good luck to: Stephanie Hance, Carolyn Moore, Casey Oliver, John Sanders and Leslie Scott

Nov 19

7th Annual Thanksgiving Workout at Westside Aquatic Complex

Start the holidays with our big team tradition. 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Dec 2-4

South Carolina SCM State Championships, Columbia, SC

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Swimmer of the Month: Kacky Elliott

Kacky is our swimmer of the month for her dedication to the sport of swimming. She has been a volunteer for the Red Cross for over 30 years. She continues to volunteer every summer to provide swim lessons for children through the Red Cross and Kiwanis Club at the Kroc Center. Kacky truly exemplifies the spirit of volunteering and her wish is for every child to learn to swim. She also loves to swim herself. She is retired so she practices on her own at Westside during the mornings. She swims three times per week and loves to complete workouts from our coaches. She loves asking questions and learning new drills and technique. She recently started competing in Masters swim meets with us and is a true team player. She will sign up to swim many events and never says no to a relay. Kacky has remarkable stamina and technique and has even set a state record this year!

Support your team with easy online registration by clicking the button above

Membership Opportunity

Thank you so much to our members that have paid their annual membership dues. Your dues help support our team expenses and provide for our continued growth.

Greenville Splash members: Video and stroke analysis is available with Coach Susan DeMere on Saturdays at the Kroc Center 8:00 am. Must sign up in advance.

Contact Susan at

Greenville Splash Catches the Olympic Spirit

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Congratulations to Coach Mark Kothe in celebrating his 50th birthday.

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Splashing Accomplishments

Growler Invitational Swim Meet, Mt. Pleasant, SC

Great swims in the pool and at the beach from: Sara Bopp, Jennifer Cranny, Kelly Gillig, Tracy King, Bob McAdam, Casey Oliver, Kristi Panaytoff, Gretchen Pingley, Jack Read, Leslie Scott, Tyler Sites and Kim Williams.

USMS Long Course Nationals, Portland, OR

Age group medal winners in multiple events but both Kristi Panaytoff and Bob McAdam take home the bronze. Kristi in the 200 Fly and Bob in the 100 Breast

Greenville Triathlon

Epic feats at a local event from Michael Mauhar, Greg Pfister, Eric Mitchell, Jose Villa, Ivor Pardee, Stephanie Hance, Jenni Russell, Kelly Sobey, Jermaine Counts

Lake Logan Half

Athletic prowess from Phillip Leonard, Mark Sharp, Scott Brown, Kelly Sobey

Lake Logan International

These athletes couldn't get enough with just a half: Michael Mauhar and Mark Sharp

Lake Lure Sprint

Samuel Sterrett and Camp Wynn had the time of their lives

USAT National Age Group Championships

Lydia Brown achieves personal greatness

Ironman Maastricht-Limburg The Neverlands

Dan O'Connell is an Ironman extraordinaire!

High Point Winners: Tyler, Casey, Kristi

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Greenville Splash Racers Out of the Pool

Schedule Changes

Westside Evening Workouts are M and W 6:30-7:30 pm except for these 3 weeks they will need to change to accommodate high school Sept. 19- Oct. 5 (Mondays 7-8 pm, Wednesdays 7:30-8:30 pm)

Good News for Kroc Swimmers! The pool will now be open at 5:45 am Mon - Fri

Growler Invitational Swim Meet

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Growler Meet

Congratulations to our 4th place team finish at the Growler Invitational in Mt. Pleasant hosted by the Palmetto Masters. There was a definite beer theme going on! We received three huge growlers of beer for our team win, 400 IM finishers were handed a cold beer after racing and all the heat winners got coozies.

Vacation Swims are the Best!

Advisory Committee

Meet the Greenville Splash Advisory Committee:

Executive Director: Leslie Scott

President: Casey Oliver

Secretary: Carolyn Moore

Membership: Karen Sturgis and Susan DeMere

Communications: Amy Browning

Social Director: Sara Bopp

At Large: Mark Kothe, Janice Hebel, Tyler Sites

Please, reach out to these board members with any suggestions for the future success of your Greenville Splash Masters team. Email:

Who doesn't love a swimming pool?

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Open Water Workout by Coach Amy Browning

Warm up: 600

Pre-set: 10 x 50 on 1:00 3 sighting drill, 3 kick, 4 descend

Main Set:

6 x 150 on 2:30

#1 First length 25 tarzan drill or sight drill, rest strong freestyle effort

# 2 Second length 25 tarzan drill, rest strong freestyle effort

#3 Third length 25 tarzan drill, rest strong freestyle effort, etc....through number 6

Then 600 swim straight

Kick/Swim Set:

5 x 75 kick with fins on 1:15 then 100 backstroke with fins on 1:30

Partner Sprint Set:

12 x 25 odds hard, evens easy. One person swims a 25 while the other rests, when they finish, you go

Cool down: 200

Total: 4,000

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